In Two Places At Once

Play along here with me for a minute. I want you to reach down into your pocket, get the key, and unlock your mind.  Ready?

I want to share a concept with you that totally blew my mind and completely changed my perception of reality. Learning this new information made me think for the first time that there’s no hard and concrete anything. I had this revelation while reading Lynne McTaggart’s book The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe.

Picture two sticks stuck in the sand on the beach right at the edge of the ocean. A wave rolls in. Both sticks fall down. If you did not know about the wave, you might think that one stick affected the other or that something really weird was going on.

In the world of quantum physics, the cause is a property referred to as nonlocality. The scientific explanation of nonlocality is the ability of one thing to affect another thing (quantum particle) over any distance despite there being no exchange of force or energy. Not quit as scientifically, Einstein called this “spooky action at a distance.”

Nonlocality has been verified by a number of physicists since 1982 and shattered the very foundation of traditional physics. Around the same time in various experiments, physicists were finding that subatomic particles were not solid objects like billiard balls, but are vibrating, indeterminate packets of energy that cannot be understood or defined in isolation.  They’re schizophrenic, sometimes behaving like a wave (vibrating and spread out) and sometimes like a particle (a set thing confined to a specific space) and sometimes even behaving like both at the same time.

Subatomic particles only ‘collapse’ into a set state upon the instance of being observed. McTaggert likens this to a property buyer attempting to live in every house on the block at the same time before choosing which one to settle in, and to Jell-O solidifying. Until the moment of observation, every particle exists as possibilities.

The act of observing causes a reality to form out of potential states establishing a crucial relationship between the observer and the observed.  Nothing in the universe exists as an actual ‘thing’ independently of someone’s perception of it. Every minute of every day we are creating reality by the act of observing. The instance of collapse and perception is thought to be consciousness.

Quantum physics has an explanation for both of these phenomena.  In the early 1980’s, it was discovered that there is no such thing as nothingness in the universe.  What we believe to be our stable, static, universe is in fact a seething maelstrom of subatomic particles popping in and out of existence called the Zero Point Field (ZPF).  Nonlocality and the schizophrenic properties of particles are the result of their constantly interacting with this all encompassing energy field. The ZPF is also the reason practices like acupuncture, spiritual healing and homeopathy work.  The video below explains it really well.

Reality truly is in your brain and your thoughts.

7 Comments

  1. Great post Debbie. And a brave one. I plan to explore quantum reality over at Thought Medicine too. The implications are mind boggling, yet freeing at the same time.

    It’s daunting to realize that these discoveries occurred 100 years ago and yet the impact on how people understand consciousness has been nil. Even Einstein resisted the implications of his own work. His phrase “spooky action at a distance” was a disparaging remark meant to discredit quantum mechanics because his own mathematics were describing events that seemed impossible. He spent the latter part of his life attempting to refute quantum theory. On the surface, spooky action at a distance looked like information was traveling faster than the speed of light which he knew was impossible.

    It wasn’t until the 1960’s that technology developed sufficiently so that experiments could prove “spooky action at a distance” wasn’t a mathematical anomaly. It’s real. Quantum mechanics isn’t just a theory – it’s an “observable” fact – if there ever can be such a thing!

    What this means is that consciousness isn’t separate from “reality.” In fact it’s not too far a stretch to say consciousness causes reality. As Einstein also said, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

    • Debbie Hampton Reply

      Many thanks, Linda. Oh, I did not know enough to even know this was brave. I guess, it is just a wee bit controversial when you are dealing with information that shakes up the foundations of reality as it is known, huh? Like you, it amazes me that this has been scientifically validated for decades and is still not well known or accepted. Shows how strongly we hold onto the “known” even when it is proven otherwise and limiting.

      I find the discoveries of quantum physics to be so empowering and, as you say, freeing. It opens up the possibilities for almost everything!

  2. I love this stuff too, Debbie!! I read The Field six years ago and was enthralled. Have you read McTaggart’s next book, The Intention Experiment? I read it a couple years ago and I’m rereading it right now. Whenever I have doubts about the power of my thoughts, I dip back into these books and read the extraordinary experiments that have been done on nonlocality. It really makes you aware of how you’re impacting the world … all over … and how it’s impacting you.

    • Debbie Hampton Reply

      I have read the Intention Experiment. It, too, rocked my world in a good way. The scientific studies cited in it, The Field, and being done in the quantum physics field currently validate the concepts which some consider to be merely “feely good,” woo woo stuff.

      Unfortunately, it will certainly take a long, long time for it to even begin to be accepted, if ever, but I truly believe it is our only hope for the future of the planet and the human species. I find it incredibly uplifting and empowering.

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